Beautiful people do not just happen.

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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4 thoughts on “Beautiful people do not just happen.

    • Dear Connie, I love The Velveteen Rabbit! Hxx

      Real isn’t how you are made. It’s a thing that happens to you. Sometimes it hurts, but when you are Real you don’t mind being hurt. It doesn’t happen all at once. You become. Once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand. Once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always. ~Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

  1. Oh, so true!! You made me think of my wonderful grandma, probably the most loved – and loving – person I’ve ever known. She’d been through incredible trials in her life, but I think they only made her appreciate her blessings more…she was a beautiful spirit beyond compare, and I miss her every day. Thank you for sparking a special memory!

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